Presence of 20th and 21st century

After World War I, the monastery was leased by the Slovak Tourist and Skiers Club from Prešov. They turned it into a tourist shelter and repaired some of the buildings with the help of the state and the Spiš Historical Association.

Extensive building reconstruction of the monastery complex took place in the years 1956 – 1966 and partially continued until the 1980s. In 2007, the first stage of demanding restoration works in the Anthony the Great Church took place and the public could see it as a part of the museum exhibition.

The first exhibition in the monastery was designed by the East Slovakian Museum in Košice and opened to the public on June 5, 1966. In the years 2001 – 2007, the Ľubovňa Museum from Stará Ľubovňa presented its exhibition in the monastery. Since 2008, visitors have had access to the museum exhibition created and designed by the Monuments Board of the Slovak Republic and non-profit organisation CYPRIAN in co-operation with the East Slovakian Museum.

At present, in addition to the museum, the Red Monastery also offers a historically furnished tavern from the 18th century, a shop with handmade souvenirs and monastic herbs as well as accommodation in its rooms.

Every year, the museum invites visitors to several events, concerts, educational activities, lectures and the extremely popular Cultural Monastery Summer at the end of the Monastery Days season.